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Lauren Saks has been making a career out of music since she moved to Nashville in 2011, playing violin/fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, and singing background vocals.


Most recently, Lauren has performed with Kimberly Perry from the band Perry, as well as retired St. Louis Cardinal, Adam Wainwright. She will perform on The Today Show with Adam in July. 


Lauren spent the fall and winter of 2023 performing with Hailey Whitters, opening for Eric Church, Jelly Roll, and Luke Bryan.


Lauren was a band member of the Grammy-nominated, Canadian Music Hall of Fame artist, Terri Clark for six years, having joined in 2018. With Terri she toured the US in the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023 opening for Reba McEntire. Performances included the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden. Lauren made her Grand Ole Opry debut with Terri in February of 2018, and performed there many more times since.

In early 2023, Lauren performed with Hailey Whitters on Live! With Jimmy Kimmel, after having toured with Hailey the previous year on her headlining tour, as well as on a tour opening for Midland in 2021.

Lauren has performed and/or recorded with a variety of other Nashville artists as well, including 2010 CCMA Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, Victoria Banks, Adam Wakefield (The Voice), and Eric Paslay. She played nightly for years in Nashville's Lower Broadway honky-tonks and continues to perform in venues in and out of town.

In 2012 Lauren toured with the Bluegrass group, The Dixie Bee-Liners, appearing at such venues and festivals as the Carter Family Fold and Grey Fox.

Lauren performs in classical string ensembles for events and concerts as well, and also maintains a private studio of violin students.


Lauren received her master's degree in Commercial Violin Performance from Belmont University in 2016, and her bachelor's degree from Denison University in 2010, having double majored in violin performance and creative writing. At Denison, she was featured as concertmaster and soloist with the Denison orchestra on a performance tour through China, and was also featured in the Denison bluegrass and swing ensembles.   


In the fall of 2008, Lauren studied abroad at the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music in The Netherlands.

Lauren is a classically trained violinist from the Chicago area, and has been playing since she was eight years old.

Lauren Saks
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